27 February, 2015

Flashback Friday: Boutique Barbados

Regular visitors to my blog will know that one of my favourite places in the world is Barbados. Some may fine it quite commercialised in comparison to the other Caribbean islands, but when you know where to go, you can still find deserted beaches and enjoy top end restaurants at the same time.

If you're looking for a boutique hotel, one of my top tips of would be Lone Star on the West Coast - a restaurant which has rooms that James Bond would be quite happy to stay in! Click on the link to flashback to Boutique Barbados.

20 February, 2015

A perfect sightseeing base in Athens

Athens is a city full of colour; smells, sights and sounds - and nowhere will you see more colour than at the very funky Fresh Hotel! The neon touches throughout the hotel brighten up the perfect sightseeing base for your trip. It's situated just ten minutes from Monastiraki metro station in the heart of Athens. 

There are 133 rooms, and while small, they have everything you need - high speed internet connection; air con; a small balcony; a tv, and lovely products in the bathroom. Despite being in such a central location, the rooms also very quiet at night.

Breakfast is served on the first floor, with everything from a continental breakfast, to a full English to local Greek cakes - yummy. The perfect way to fill up before a busy day exploring everything the city has to offer!

One of the high points of the hotel is on the top floor. There is a small pool which provides the perfect place to cool down after a busy day of sightseeing in this bustling city!

There is also a beautiful roof terrace on which to chill out, and get a bit of shade. However, I've saved the best til last - there is also a stunning view of the Acropolis.....

How nice to be able to sip a cocktail while the sun goes down with the Acropolis in the distance. If you're looking for a central hotel in Athens, that doesn't break the bank, but does tick all the boxes, then this could be the one for you. If you want to know more, then take a look at the official website here.

13 February, 2015

Travel Photo Friday: Ballooning in Cappadocia

With Valentines day approaching, I decided to feature something romantic! What could be better than a hot air balloon trip - and where better to do that, than Cappadocia. It's in the central Anatolia region - a historical part of Turkey.

The region's conical rock formations are known locally as 'fairy chimneys' - and must look stunning from the air. Perhaps you could do this next year and get big brownie points for Valentine's Day from your other half! 

06 February, 2015

Flashback Friday: Deiá delight in Majorca

Majorca - a stunning island, the largest in the Balearic archipelago, and something to suit all tastes. If small, stunning villages is what you're looking for - try Deiá. 

This picturesque village on the West coast of Majorca has become a millionaires' hideaway. English poet Robert Graves moved here in 1932 with his mistress, and it shouldn't be missed if you're on the island. There's also a beautiful beach nearby - read more about it here: A piece of heaven in Majorca.